Joanne H. Rodgers, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources

Joanne Rodgers is Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources at New York Life.  Under her leadership, the Human Resources function manages the company's efforts to attract, develop and retain top-tier talent while enabling New York Life's businesses and supporting its diverse and welcoming workplace.

Ms. Rodgers joined the company in 1994 in the Corporate Compliance department, where she assumed roles of increasing responsibility, including compliance oversight of the company’s broker dealers, investment advisory subsidiary, and international operations. She was promoted to Vice President in 2009 and played a lead role on the Corporate Strategy team. From 2012 to 2015, she served as the company’s Chief Diversity Officer and in 2015, became the Senior HR Business Partner for the Insurance & Agency Group. She assumed oversight of Compensation, Benefits, HR Operations, Corporate Security, and Employee Relations in 2018, and earlier this year was named head of Human Resources. She also served as chair of the Women’s Leadership Program, now known as The Women’s Initiative.

Prior to joining New York Life, Ms. Rodgers served as an examiner at NASD (now FINRA).  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College.


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